Welcome To The Ultimate Blogging Resource List
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Starting a blog can be very daunting at first.
I wish I had found an ultimate blogging resource list when I first started.
Knowing where to begin and also the many different tools available can be overwhelming.
Over the last few months, i have complied a list together to create an ultimate blogging resource library for you.
It includes the best tools that I currently use on my blog.
I hope you find this useful.
Ultimate Blogging Resource List.
When you first start blogging I totally recommend you get a self hosted blog as this means you can start to monetize your blog from day 1.
Getting started with your blog.
Learn about starting your own blog
- How to start a blog in 3 easy steps
- How to Increase your blog traffic
- 5 Ways to use Pinterest and boost traffic to your blog
Essential Tools Needed
Namecheap – The first step is buying your domain name, namecheap are great and CHEAP hence the name.
Bluehost – A self hosted blog is essential if you want to start earning money from your blog, You can purchase a blog with Bluehost for as little as $3.95 (£3.00) a month.
Google Analytics – You can install Google Analytics on your blog so that you can track page views, your audience demographics, and much more.
Once you start building your blog you can use Google Insights for working with other companies.
They will ask you for page views and also where your visitors come from.
Making Money From Your Blog
Starting with affiliate marketing is the simplest way to start earning passive income on your blog.
What is affiliate marketing?
This basically means you insert links back to companies in your blog, when someone clicks on that link or signs up / purchases a product or service you then get paid a commission.
Below are some of the best affiliate networks I work with and recommend.
Shareasale – This is the bloggers go to site, ShareASale is one of the best and blogger friendly sites available to join for FREE today.
Their merchants offer products to review, very generous commissions, bonuses and more.
Plus They have incentives for referring other bloggers to the site…
Awin – This is one of my favourite networks to work with.
They work with HUGE brands including Etsy, Fiverr, Air B n B, Toys R Us and many more brands.
They charge $5 to join but you get this back with your first payment.
The list of advertisers is HUGE on Flex Offers and you will be sure to find some great partners to feature on your blog.
Vik Link – This is for those of you who don’t want to spend time signing up to each affiliate network.
By signing up with Vik Link you simply share normal website pages/images / URLs on your blog and they turn these into affiliate links automatically for you.
JV Zoo – This is another FREE network to join.
This is totally different to all the above sites as JV focuses on different types of software for businesses.
JV provides a newbie-friendly and easy-to-use network with tools and solutions needed to run a successful and profitable online business.
Also you can join Add networks
Add networks let you monetize your blog by showing and showcasing advertisements.
Global Fast Adds – If your blog is populated with articles, and you want to include advertisements on your website, including images, banners or text links then this is one of the best networks to join.
Expand your reach using Social Media
- Instamate – This is an incredible piece of software to use on Instagram.
With this software you can find, edit, upload, schedule (Yep you can schedule posts with this software), engage & monetize the most viral content to your Instagram accounts on complete autopilot.
And the best bit is you can do all this from your laptop! Click here to see our full in depth review
- Planoly – Another great tool for scheduling your Instagram posts. You can access Planoly from your desktop or your phone.
It has a calendar that displays all of your latest posts, comments and likes. It also gives you detailed analytics so you can easily find out which photos have the most interaction from your audience.
- Tailwind – Tailwind is without doubt the smartest way to manage your presence on Pinterest.
It allows you to schedule your own pins and share other peoples at the same time. It will save you HOURS & HOURS of effort.
Themes for your blog and Customization
Theme Forest This site is HUGE with so many different themes available for your blog.
My Theme Shop – You will find a variety of themes for your blog, currently they have 17 FREE themes.
Fiverr – You will find all sorts of products on here to customize your blog including logo creation, SEO, proof readers, virtual assistants, video creators and much more, all starting from $5
Canva – This is FREE to use and helps you create all of your social media images including your own logo, blog post images and more.
Download The Alexa Traffic Bar
Alexa is one of the best website ranking systems on the internet today. The Alexa rank is a commonly accepted measure of where your blog or website currently stands.
Essentially, only people who have the Alexa toolbar installed can “vote” on the popularity of a certain site.
You simply cast your vote just by visiting a site.
Now since you will be visiting your blog more than anyone else, having the Alexa toolbar installed helps to improve your rankings.
That is it for now, as I find more resources I will be adding them here for you.
Please let me know if you found this useful and also if you recommend any products or services that we may have missed.
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